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Emerging Trends in Security & Access Control — by Scott Ondik PE, CPP, Systems Designer

As mobile device technology continues to advance, so does their extensive use in new security and access control applications and functionality. Our smartphones provide a single, powerful device, which is mobile and connects us to the world in ways previously not imagined. Mobile device applications in the electronic security industry have become much more prevalent in recent years. For […]

Project Consultant Matt Keene CTS-I Joins The Sextant Group

A technology expert with 20 years of eclectic industry expertise, Matt Keene CTS-I has joined acoustics and technology consultancy The Sextant Group as Project Consultant.

Based in Phoenix, Matt will work closely with firm’s consultants nationwide, providing audiovisual, IT/telecom, security, acoustics and lighting design services for higher education, corporate and healthcare clients. In his new role, he will oversee projects […]

October 24th, 2017|News, Technology|

Overcoming the Seven Smart Building Hurdles: The Human Factor in Intelligent Building Technology — by Joseph Bocchiaro III Ph.D., CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C

“Look! Up in the cable tray! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! NO! It’s the Intelligent Building Technology Project Manager!”

You don’t need to call Superman to overcome the hurdles to create an intelligent building, but the work does begin and end with people. Yes, throughout projects there is a tremendous amount of technology involved — from design through integration […]

Technology and The Evolving Sports Experience — by Mark Gillis CTS-D, Principal Consultant

With insightful commentary, dozens of camera angles for replay of every critical event and affordable hyper-real 4k televisions, TV gives the sports fan an “up close and personal” viewing experience. Why would anyone leave the comfort of his or her own living room to attend a live sporting event?

This question is driving sport franchises (and the architects and engineers […]

Top Trends in Library Design

by Project Consultant Christopher Foster CTS and Senior Consultant Jim Viviano CTS

Norfolk’s Slover Library. Santa Clara Library for the 21st Century. The iconic game-changing James B. Hunt Library at North Carolina State University. Wherever you look, emerging technologies in colleges and universities around the world are transforming the way faculty teach and students learn by creating innovative, collaborative environments […]

Crowdsourcing A Vision: T-Summit ’16

by Joseph Bocchiaro III Ph.D., CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

Well, this was certainly not what I expected was going to happen. Instead of heeding my favorite philosopher’s advice – Leonardo da Vinci, the Empiricist – I had already drawn my own conclusions for the experiment.

Leo had said, “Experience never errs, it is only your […]

Designing Modern Classrooms

SouthEast Education Network’s SEEN Magazine recently interviewed Senior Project Consultant David Barnett CTS-D for the feature “Designing Modern Classrooms.” An expert on transforming traditional classrooms into engaging, technology-infused learning environments, David addresses several key aspects of the design process, including the early integration of a technology design consultant. David suggests that in order to transform spaces into modern learning […]

Higher Ed Classroom Revolution Informs Corporate Space Planning for Millennials

by Joseph Bocchiaro III, Ph.D., CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group
This article originally appeared in RealcommEdge Magazine’s May 2015 issue.

In 2015, millennials will become the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. Since the majority of these millennials are technologically adept, their expectations of when, where and how we work are driving thinking on future office […]

Collaboration’s Profound Impact on Tech Implementation: What a Difference an App Makes!

by Craig Park, FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

From innovation to ubiquitous acceptance can be a long and circuitous path for new technologies. The hype of something new only rarely becomes the reality of something truly effective. Across the spectrum of all of our markets, we see growing interest in and application of “collaboration” that is having […]

Technology in Education: Teacher Tips for Integrating Technology

Integrating technology into the classroom is all about letting the students guide you instead of the other way around. Put technology tools in the hands of the students and ask, “What would you do with this?” They might come up with ideas you’ve never thought about. In this short video, Mark Valenti CTS, President and CEO of The Sextant […]